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Iranian security officer killed, 10 police hurt in clashes — state media

A member of Iran’s Basij paramilitary force has been killed and 10 police officers and a cleric injured during clashes in Karaj, west of Tehran, state media says.

The violence broke out during a 40-day ceremony in Karaj mourning the death of Hadis Najafi, a 22-year-old woman killed during demonstrations in the city on September 21.

Videos circulated online show thousands of protesters in Karaj and clashes with police. In one of them, a helicopter flies over the protesters and drops flash grenades in an attempt to disperse them before landing in the middle of a highway. Government supporters on social media say the helicopter was sent to aid wounded policemen.

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